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Architecture November, 20 2012

The Factory by Ricardo Bofill

In 1973, European architect Ricardo Bofill discovered a cement factory, part of an industrial complex from the turn of the century, containing of over 30 silos, underground galleries and extremely large engine rooms. Bofill decided the factory would make for his perfect home and office, the remodeling lasted two years.

Eight silos were left standing, and turned into offices, a modeling laboratory, archives, library, a projection room and “The Cathedral,” the venue for subsequent exhibitions, lectures, concerts and more.

Check out the gorgeous piece of architecture in the gallery above.

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